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Offloading of the diabetic foot: orthotic and pedorthic strategies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24296019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The diabetic foot is more susceptible than the non-diabetic foot to collapse. This frequently leads to bony prominences followed by ulceration. Offloading of areas of increased pressure is paramount to ulcer prevention and healing. Several devices and accommodations can aid practitioners in saving patients' extremities and allow them to ambulate. A team approach works best, and patient education is a must. Regular assessment and modifications are required for longevity of each device. In this article, different therapeutic options are detailed. A variety of presentations and situations are discussed and the authors' best tips for avoiding complications are offered.
Authors:
Brant L McCartan; Barry I Rosenblum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-2302     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604974     Medline TA:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 185 Pilgrim Road, Baker Span 3, Boston, MA 02215, USA; Private Practice, Milwaukee Foot Specialists, 3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive, Suite 110, New Berlin, WI 53151, USA. Electronic address: dr.mccartan@yahoo.com.
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